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A lightweight, transportable battery-charging set comprising a single-cylinder, four-stroke petrol engine close-coupled to a brushless dc generator has been announced by Plessey, Dynamics. The generator output, regulated by a solid-state electronics circuit, may be used to charge a bank of 24V batteries at constant current or constant voltage.
All controls and meters to indicate the output are mounted on a recessed panel.
The unit has anti-vibration mounts in a square tubular steel frame. A flexible exhaust pipe extension clips in the frame during transit. A strong, waterproof canvas cover encloses the unit with flaps for ventilation. The engine incorporates a mechanical fuel pump with kink-proof inlet hose which clamps directly on to a standard service jerrican.
The unit measures 28in. by 17in. by 20in. and weighs 1 631b.
Marketed by: Plessey Aerospace, Eastern Avenue, West, Romford, Essex.